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Surtur (Classic) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:47133  
Name:Surtur (Classic)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:February 13, 2013
Base Figure:MS Barbarian Hulk
Height:12.00 inches
Always wanted to do a Surtur, but was very intimated by a lot of the necessities of making one. I wanted him to look evil, not just angry, so i sculpted his head completely from scratch. I've also always felt that hot glue tends to make fire look too "blobby", so i ended up sculpting all of that as well. I used green stuff instead of fixit for the flames, since you can pull and stretch it without it tearing like fixit would. His tail was from a cheap snake i got at walmart, and his crest is cut from styrene.

I knew The Twilight Sword would cause me some headaches as well. 1) because it would require a good amount of work on it, and 2) how he was going to hold it. The first problem was just a time commitment, and it was just a shape cut from styrene, and sculpt. The second was more problematic. I loved the base figures left hand, because its pretty expressive, but his right was just a fist, leaving neither capable of gripping the sword. Since i didn't have any hands that would work in this scale, I decided instead to make the sword work with them. I drilled a hole into his right hand, and made the sword so that the pommel is removable, allowing you to take it off, slide the sword into his hand, and then replace the pommel. I think it worked out pretty well personally.

Last thing to note on him is that it was my first time using an airbrush. None of my light box pictures seem to want to accurately show what his red tones look like (though the flames for some reason look spot on), so i included a not light box picture that inversely shows his skin correctly, but not the flames... sigh.

User Comments
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
wow just a totally incredible surtur this has looked like an inspirational masterpiece since I seen the WIP photos! fantastic job again buddy
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
thanks dude, glad you enjoying the WiP pics
wolverineboy97 - Saturday, February 16, 2013
can tellyou put a lot of personality into this and really wanted this so good and great inspired worksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
thanks man!
scarecrow studios - Friday, February 15, 2013
awesome work.
Whiskeytango - Saturday, February 16, 2013
thanks SC
fitzjedi - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Dude this looks amazing!! The skin details and flames totally pop! Wierd you couldn't catch a break and get them both in the same photo--I bet this look BAD-A$$ in person!! Nice work!
Whiskeytango - Friday, February 15, 2013
Thanks Fitz. Yeah, I don't know what the problem is. I'm just going to chock it up to the red shading tones being to similar to the highlights for my $hitty camera to detect them.
G Brand - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Whiskeytango - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thanks G. Love your work.
The Watcher - Thursday, February 14, 2013
He looks straight EVIL! Great job!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, February 14, 2013
thanks watcher, that was definitely what I was going for
Stevid - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Super cool looking! You airbrushing now, your WIP looks it?
Whiskeytango - Thursday, February 14, 2013
I am, yeah. Hopefully in the pictures of the next one I'm doing will show the work better than on Surtur.
Stevid - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cool, that is my next big step in customizing! Hopefully soon I will start learning.
Whiskeytango - Thursday, February 14, 2013
well, I'm not saying I'm great at it (just the opposite is true), but it is a lot easier than I had though it would be. Looking forward to seeing you pick it up too.
Nsp - Thursday, February 14, 2013
great looking surtur the head sculpt looks awesome
Whiskeytango - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thanks Sim!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Love the sculpted face! Very cool rendition of Surtur!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
thanks Nec, I appreciate it
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This is one HELL of an epic custom Surtur! I was wondering when someone would use that barbarian Hulk.
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
thanks man. Its a good base, but requires a lot of prep work. I don't think I'll be working with it again anytime soon.
suprasizeme - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wow that is a most impressive custom. From the headsculpt to making the sword it all looks amazing. I also love the airbrushed red tones. All in all an absolute homerun.
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
thanks very much Supra
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